During my last kayak outing, I had the kayak in front of the beaver lodge, waiting for some activity. As I sat there, a small bird flew into the trees above the lodge and flittered about from branch to branch, presumably in search of insects. I managed to grab a couple of images of it before it flew away:
After consulting a couple of reference books I have, I think this may be the winter plumage of the Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata), but I’m not certain. If the first image is blown up a bit, there is definitely a small, yellow patch visible, just below the tail. I have quite a few birder friends out there that I’d like to hear from on this identification … any correction is most welcome! If this is the fall plumage version of this songbird, this is a “lifer” for me, and certainly different than the beautiful spring plumage of these birds.